Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon (1561 ~1626)


  • Bacon separated religion and philosophy.
    • The doctrines of religion could not be proved by philosophical thinking. Any attempt is a waste of time and energy.


  • Set up the standard of scientific inquiry (induction)
    • Induction is a way to obtain knowledge of the universe
    • By studying likeness and differences among things, we can discover laws, causes, and forms (universals).
  • Empiricism: All knowledge is derived from sense experience, observation, and experimentation


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s